Cháo Ga

Cháo  is the rice soup or Congee, cooked with  either pork, shrimp, fish, duck or chicken. For chicken or duck rice soup, It is served with duck or chicken salad as side dish. Recommend for breakfast and supper.

In the Mekong Delta, “Chao Ga”, chicken congee, is served with Ga Xe Phai.  You can find the best  Chao Ga and Ga Xe Phai  in the Mekong Delta, because the broth and salad are cooked from free range chicken and fresh vegetables.

Root : Teochew Cuisine.

Chao Ca – fish congee in Tra Vinh

Vietnamese Language Lesson

  1. cháo  – rice soup. Say “chao” with up tone.
  2. cháo Ca – fish
  3. cháo Ga – chicken
  4. cháoThit – Pork
  5. cháo Bo – Beef
  6. cháo Thap Cam – mixed seafood, meat
  7. cháo Vit – duck

Cháo  is rice soup. “Ga” means chicken. “Bo” mean beef. “Vit” means duck.  So, we have Chao Ga, Chao Bo, Chao Vit. However, “cháoThit”  is pork rice soup.

  • thit – meat
  • heo – pig
  • thit heo – pork
  • cháoThit  is pork rice soup
  • cháo heo is   left over food to  feed pigs, smell bad

A language tip:  Please do not take your friends to the restaurant for “cháo heo.”

Links to recipes and food blogs

  1. Chao Ga, and Ga Xe Phai
  2. Chao Ga

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